Inclusive School and Community Services

Inclusive School and Community Services support schools in developing a learning and school environment that is respectful, supportive and welcoming to all. This includes building and maintaining strong partnerships with parents, community, community organizations and social service agencies to ensure the Board is able to meet the diverse needs of our school communities.  Specifically we provide support for:

  • newcomer students and families

  • implementation of Ministry and Board inclusive education policy and procedure

  • student, parent and community engagement

Inclusive School and Community Services has two teams supporting students and families:


Community and Partnership Developers (CPDs)

Through building and maintaining strong collaborative partnerships with school communities, community organizations and social service agencies, the CPDs respond to the emerging needs of your school community.   

To ensure that the diverse needs of your school community are met, we deliver equitable and inclusive education practices by providing programs and resources along with direct support for students, parents and staff. 

In collaboration with community organizations, we may support schools, students and families with:

  • school community initiatives 
  • extracurricular programs
  • community outreach and engagement
  • nutrition programs
  • parenting supports and education
  • community resources and supports
  • issues of equity and inclusivity
  • student and parent engagement
  • early years
  • transition to high school and post-secondary
  • opportunities for youth
  • basic needs (food, clothing, medical, housing)
  • professional development 
  • affirming identity

 We support your school community, students and families of all needs and backgrounds in York Region through various community resources and supports. Additionally, we also support all YRDSB schools regionally with our areas of specializations.

We invite you to contact your CPD Team directly or through the family referral form.


Reception Centre Team

The Reception Centre helps families and students complete the necessary steps to register for and become part of their school community.